sun's up and so am i

This is day five of my work leave and I'm already beginning to feel the crunch. It's been almost a week and how far have I gotten? The first day I completely cleared my studio-to-be; that was a major accomplishment. The second and third days I bogged down going through old papers. Pooh. Yesterday I surged and got the bedroom walls primed. Today I'm primed myself and plan to concur the world. Whilst I'm off fighting my battles, I'll leave you with a repost from my Flickr group, another area I'm fighting hard to avoid. Can't waste time. Can't waste time-- -

Twin Stars? Two Suns Could Be Visible From Earth By 2012



h ♥ m e

i love you just the way you are, please come h ♥ m e
where you can linger through 13,000 rooms
such as these...

brad ford via desire to inspire

haynes roberts living

tomscheerer simple

nicholas haslam via cotedetexas

uxus design

rolandbello olive


Darryl Carter

srgambrell basementkitchen1


annie schlechter



J. E. N.



via this is glam


Frédéric Méchiche


Frédéric Méchiche

Vida ramar

sokna hem dining detail

skona hem bath

Frédéric Méchiche


Vintage Home with Family & Bikes


I want America to be as good as she imagined it.

What we can't do is use this tragedy as one more occasion to turn on each other. Barack Obama

When you teach a man to hate and fear his brother, when you teach that he is a lesser man because of his color or his beliefs or the policies he pursues, when you teach that those who differ from you threaten your freedom or your job or your family, then you also learn to confront others not as fellow citizens but as enemies, to be met not with cooperation but with conquest; to be subjugated and mastered. Robert Kennedy

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction ... The chain reaction of evil -- hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -- must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation. Martin Luther King


happy new year

No matter who, where, when or what you're about, all gods' children celebrate New Year's because we all use the same calendar. This year's begins all in 1s. How cool is that? Happy New Year every body!

And all these 1s are telling me it's time to knuckle down and make my house my #1 priority. So I'm taking time off from both job and internet. I'll see you back here in a few months but, in the meantime, I'll leave you with my favorite symbol for time - the checkerboard.

Have an excellent new year, everybody, and be your best.